The 1 Thing Prince Charles Said That Traumatized Princess Diana

Princess Diana will always be remembered as the wife of Prince Charles. The marriage was far from a happy one and they struggled to make things work almost from the very beginning. Diana was so young and she wanted to give the public what they craved: a fairy tale ending for the Prince and Princess of Wales. Unfortunately, that isn’t how things worked out. Read on to learn about the one moment that traumatized Diana that was a sign of things to come.

Princess Diana was swept up in it all at a young age

Princess Diana
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Princess Diana was only 19 years old when she became engaged to Prince Charles. She only met him a total of 13 times before their actual wedding day. Diana would marry Charles and become the Princess of Wales at just 20 years old. She had hope that things were going to work out and she was going to get the happiness she deserved.

The moment that traumatized Princess Diana

Channel 4 released a documentary called Diana: In Her Own Words, which included video from 1992 and 1993. Princess Diana talked about how she felt when she heard Prince Charles say in an interview that the couple was in love, “whatever love means.” She says it really “threw me completely, it traumatised me.”

Diana really wanted things to work with Charles

Prince Charles and Princess Diana
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Princess Diana really wanted her marriage to work. She came from a divorced household and the trauma still left scars on her soul. She was determined to only marry once and have the life she had always dreamed of. Unfortunately, she was headed down a hard road. In 1995, Diana participated in the BBC’s Panorama Interview with Martin Bashir. She spoke about how she wanted things to work with Charles.

“I think like any marriage, specially when you’ve had divorced parents like myself, you’d want to try even harder to make it work and you don’t want to fall back into a pattern that you’ve seen happen in your own family,” Princess Diana said.

Diana had hope for the future and her life with Charles, which ended up being anything but happy. “I desperately wanted it to work, I desperately loved my husband and I wanted to share everything together, and I thought that we were a very good team,” Diana said.

Princess Diana and Prince Charles were doomed from the start

Unfortunately for Diana, Charles had already met Camilla Parker Bowles. The pair would rekindle an old flame and leave Diana devastated. The marriage would never have worked because Charles was already in love with another woman. Things couldn’t be saved because there wasn’t a foundation. Princess Diana eventually grew to accept this, but not before the pain almost broke her down completely.

Diana and Charles would settle on divorce in 1996 after having two children together, Prince William and Prince Harry. Diana would die in a car accident on August 31, 1997. Charles went on to marry Camilla Parker Bowles in 2005.